As new versions of iPhoto have come and gone, they've got gradually slower for me. I assumed this was because a) I was gaining more photos, and b) my 2008 MacBook Pro was not getting any younger.
I was expecting things to be snappier when upgrading to a Retina iMac. But while everything else flies, basic iPhoto tasks still lag all over the place, as they did on my MBP which is six years older. (I'm talking everything from scrolling to making projects to the Places and Faces interfaces to anything to do with iCloud).
Is there any reason for this? I have nearly 35,000 photos which is kind of a lot, but it's not record-breaking, and it's not like I'm trying to edit all of them at once!
Let me know if there's anything that might help speed things up, or if this is normal (in which case what is Apple playing at?)